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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Palermo by plane, bus, train, ferry, car ferry or bus and ferry

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Fly to Palermo  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Palermo (PMO) BCN - PMO

$59 - $324

6 alternative options

Fly to Catania, bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Catania (CTA) BCN - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$87 - $387

Train  •  28h 7m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$301 - $429

Train, ferry  •  29h 41m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles Ave
  2. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  3. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$218 - $351

Bus  •  32h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$127 - $204

Car ferry, ferry  •  35h

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

$159 - $229

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$168 - $264

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 50m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Palermo via Civitavecchia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 7m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Palermo is 1020 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Palermo without a car is to train which takes 28h 7m and costs 260€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Barcelona to Palermo, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Palermo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Palermo train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 637.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Palermo, Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Palermo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Palermo via Valence TGV, Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Roma Termini in around 28h 7m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
alsa.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
Baltour
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
gnv.it
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
gnv.it
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which takes 5h 36m and costs 50€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 380€ and takes 28h 7m, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 32h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Barcelona to Palermo bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Barcelona to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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easyJet, Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 3073+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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